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Social sciences and humanities still lacking in Horizon 2020


The European Commission has published some information about successes and lessons learned from the first year of Horizon 2020. This presentation can be found here. To date, around 11% of the budget for Marie Sklowdowska Curie Actions and 17% of the European Research Council’s budget has funded social sciences and humanities (SSH) research. However, the…

Horizon 2020 Info Day on Smart Cities and Communities

Shibuya in Blue by Les Taylor CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A new call for proposals for Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport and ICT through lighthouse projects under Horizon 2020 (SCC-01-2015) will open on 10 December 2014  (with a deadline of 5 May). Lighthouse projects are primarily large scale demonstration projects developing existing technologies or very near to market technologies. The European Commission…

Knowledge Alliances and Sector Skills Alliances in Erasmus+


Knowledge Alliances and Sector Skills Alliances are activities under Key Action 2 of the Erasmus + programme. The current call for proposals is open with a deadline of 26 February 2015 for proposals for both of these activities. Knowledge Alliances aim to support the growth of Europe’s innovation capacity in higher education, business and the broader socio-economic…

Horizon 2020: what to expect from the 2016-17 work programmes and calls

Brukselka by Barbiez Creative Commons

Based on information from Research Professional and UKRO, we have some news on the likely content of the 2016-17 Horizon 2020 work programmes. The work programmes give details of the content and focus of the calls for proposals over this period. At the moment the details are not finalised so there is a chance they might…

Food security and sustainable agriculture – Horizon 2020 information day


The European Commission is holding an information day on the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 – Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy – on Friday 21 November 2014 in Brussels. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the content and focus of the upcoming…

H2020 info and brokerage event on Key Enabling Technologies


As the 2015 calls for proposals under Horizon 2020 are launched or preparing to be launched, the European Commission organises a range of information days for prospective applicants to learn about the priorities for the calls and to meet potential consortia partners. The latest event we’ve heard about is on Key Enabling Technologies (NMBP) and it will…